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Saturated Fats Acquitted

A recent in-depth study led by the University of Cambridge has raised questions about the current guidelines restricting the consumption of saturated fats in the diet. This research has sparked controversy - media headlines stating, 'No link found between saturated fat and heart disease'...
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The Herbal Clinic: Back to the Roots

Professional and understated - The Herbal Clinic is tucked away on a quiet residential street in Swansea. However, inside is a hive of activity. Herbal preparations simmer on the stoves, amber bottles line the shelves and patients keep the phone lines and consulting room occupied...
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Loneliness

Dear Editor - An article published this week reported the results of a six year study by Chicago researchers who tracked more than 2000 people aged fifty and over and found that those suffering from loneliness were twice as likely to die prematurely than the least lonely.
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Flu Vaccine

I was surprised by the high statistic quoted last week in your article entitled 'Good take-up for flu jabs.' Apparently more than 75% percent of mums-to-be locally have had their flu vaccination for 2013/2014. This brought to mind an article published in the British Medical Journal in May 2013.
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Arthritis

Sent to: South Wales Evening Post and Western Mail   Dear Editor - I was interested to read the article on arthritis written by Dr Anwen Williams, senior academic and…

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Superbugs are on the Rise

A new strain of bacteria (CPE), is resistant to a wide range of antibiotics, including those used as a last resort. What is the alternative to antibiotics?
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Overactive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)

Overactive thyroid (or Hyperthyroidism) occurs when there is an excess of the thyroid hormone in the body. This speeds up the body's metabolism resulting in symptoms such as anxiety and palpitations, restlessness, irritability and hair loss.
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Alternative Health Magazine – WDDTY

The current model for medical scientific research is inherently flawed. It assumes that people are machines and that our bodies all work in the same way, therefore all diseases have the same cause and should respond to the same treatment.
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Obesity

In the wake of publication of the recent Welsh Health Survey, I was encouraged to read that the government is promoting a 'Smart Restart' campaign encouraging healthier lifestyles, including more physical activity and healthy eating incentives to avoid obesity.
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NHS View Patients as a Number

Today, with pressure on the NHS to make cutbacks wherever possible, what doctor has the time to establish the cause of disease, unique to each individual, when a disease label and prescription drug can be handed out in a fraction of the time?
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Pharmaceutical Scam

After months of concerns over NHS spending and cut backs, the unethical practices of the pharmaceutical industry have finally been brought to light. Drug companies have been accused of ‘highway robbery’ of the NHS as the prices of medicines are massively inflated to maximise profits.
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Genetic Modification – Crops

Plants cross-pollinate and spread genes further afield. Introduction of GM crops will gradually remove the choice of those who do not wish to consume GM material. A growing number of published animal studies demonstrate that genetically modified organisms cause a wide range of serious unexpected health impacts, eg allergic reactions.
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